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President's Report 



president's message 




Dear Friends: 

The fall of 2001 changed and altered the lives of all of 
us in ways we never thought possible. That unforgetta- 
ble day in September began with horrific terror, unlike 
that seen before by many of the young members of our 
Valley community. As with the greater world, Lebanon 
Valley College rallied during this time to help our 
neighbors. From this, we came away with a greater 
appreciation and admiration for the hand that reaches 
out to others who are in need. 

As I watched traditional campus dances become 
fundraising opportunities and athletic events become 
occasions for giving, I realized that this selfless 



LVC President G. David Pollick joins 
students, who are involved in various 
community projects, on the steps of 
Fasick Bridge. 

Front (I. to r.): Lauren Davis '04, 
Kimberly Richardson '03, Amy Walter 
'03; Back (I. to n): Michelle Koons '02, 
David Polasky '02, Bryan Dettrey '02, 
Andrea Howard '02, Dr. G. David 
Pollick, Jay McGruder '02 

dedication is not a trait that arose 
in the aftermath of a tragic event. 
The Valley is a community that 
cares, and with the teaching of 
facts and the encouragement of 
intellectual thought, comes a 
concern for those less fortunate. 
The Lebanon Valley College 
family continues to give of its 
talents and time through 
innumerable service and outreach 
events. Volunteerism is now — and always has been — a 
core value of the Valley. In the pages that follow, you 
will see the faces and hear the stories of members of the 
LVC community who live this life of service. I invite 
you to find joy in these narratives and have faith in the 
Valley's commitment to encouraging students of fine 
character, as well as fine intellect. 

During the 2000-2001 academic year, students and 
professors continued to devote their time and talents to 
organizations like Best Buddies, an international associ- 
ation that promotes lasting friendships with people 
challenged by mental retardation. Others aided the 
environment through Student Action for Earth, a 



2 Lebanon Valley College 




student-run organization designed to increase environ- 
mental awareness on the campus and throughout 
surrounding communities. And, in an example of 
learning outside the classroom, education and psychology 
majors, among others, were involved with individuals of 
exceptional need through educational, scientific and 
charitable events. This was possible through their associ- 
ation with campus organizations such as the Council for 
Exceptional Children. 

Along with our continued dedication to volunteerism 
and community service, the Valley witnessed the 
continued rewards of academic excellence. 

The quality of and commitment to education of the 
Valley's faculty and administrators continued as pres- 
tigious Fulbright Awards were granted to Barbara 
Vlaisavljevic, associate dean of the faculty, and to Barney 
Raffield, professor of business administration. Vlaisavl- 
jevic was chosen to participate in the Seminar for U.S. 
Administrators in International Education, while Raffield 
was selected to teach a semester at the Donetsk Academy 
of Management in the Ukraine, along with a two-week 
course at the Kiev International Management Institute. 

A yearlong self-study, led by faculty and administra- 
tors, advanced the process of reaccredidation by the 
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools. Maintaining their 
dedication to providing quality academic programs, the 
Valley's educators and administrators focused on the 
issue of managing growth. 

Study-abroad programs continued to flourish. Gary 
Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, guided 16 students 
through the second year of our new site in New Zealand. 
An additional 59 students took advantage of a semester 
abroad at one of our seven other international sites. 

The 2000-2001 fiscal year witnessed not only 
generosity of time and talent, but of financial resources 



as well. Trustee Dr. E. H. Arnold and his wife, Jeanne, 
presented a matching-gift challenge of $5 million to the 
College for upcoming capital construction. The Arnold 
Challenge will raise a total of $ 1 5 million by the time it 
is completed. In addition, Honorary Trustee Dr. Suzanne 
H. Arnold provided a $1 million gift. This will be used 
in support of a planned revitalization of Lynch Memorial 
Hall. The revitalization, scheduled to begin in spring 
2003, will include development of "The Commons," 
which will be a 3,250 square-foot open gathering area 
surrounded by new classrooms, a lecture hall and faculty 
offices. The College also received gifts from the National 
Institutes of Health and the Independence Foundation, 
as well as more than $186,000 from alumni, parents and 
friends through the annual phonathon. This continued 
support is greatly appreciated by our students. 

Over the past five years, I have attempted to under- 
stand more deeply the character of our mission. I have 
been witness to moments of greatness as well as moments 
of youthful enthusiasm. I have seen students, alumni, 
parents and friends come together in a common love for a 
College that means so much to them. I have experienced 
the joy of seeing first-year students arrive with budding 
self-confidence and, as a result of great teaching, personal 
involvement in numerous activities including those 
charitable, and a supportive environment, depart with 
blooming optimism and self-assurance. And as a result, 
nothing could be clearer in my mind. We should not be 
measured by what we have taught. Rather, let us be 
measured by what our students have learned. 





G. David Pollick 

President, Lebanon Valley College 




President's Report 



Dr. Stacey Goodman, 
assistant professor of 
biology, received the Student 
Government Educator 
Award during Founders 
Day ceremonies. 




year m review 




Joel Kline '89, assistant 
professor of business 
administration and acting 
director of the College's 
newest major, digital 
communications, instructs 
students on state-oj-the- 
art computers in the 
Bishop Library. 



Another Strong Start 

The 2000-01 academic year began 
with enthusiasm and expectation, 
as the College once again took its 
place among the top 10 regional 
liberal arts colleges in the North. 
For the fourth consecutive year, 
U.S.News & World Report's 
"America's Best Colleges" issue 
reaffirmed Lebanon Valley's 
outstanding academic reputation. 
The College was also touted as a 
"best value," a ranking that relates 
the cost of attending a college or 
university to its quality. 

It's no surprise that a strong 
academic institution attracts 
committed, high-caliber students. 
As the year opened, enrollment 



figures continued to climb. The 
Class of 2004 welcomed over 150 
Vickroy Scholars, freshmen who 
ranked in the top 10 percent of 
their high school graduating 
classes. The College also celebrated 
the second highest retention rate 
of the past decade. 



Generous Gifts 

During the 2000-01 fiscal year, 
College Trustee Dr. E. H. Arnold 
and his wife, Jeanne, offered an 
extraordinary gift of $5,000,000 
toward capital construction on 
campus. The gift is a challenge, 
awarded when Lebanon Valley 
raises at least $10,000,000 in new 




The Class of 2004 

welcomed over 150 

Vickroy Scholars, 

freshmen who ranked in 

the top 10 percent of 

their high school 

graduating classes. The 

College also celebrated 

the second highest 

retention rate of the 

past decade. 



gifts for facilities during the years 
of the upcoming Great Expecta- 
tions campaign. 

Also, Honorary Trustee Dr. 
Suzanne H. Arnold generously 
contributed a $ 1 million gift that 
will be incorporated as part of a 
scheduled revitalization of Lynch 
Memorial Hall. As part of the 
revitalization, the heart of Lynch 
will be redesigned including the 
addition of nearly 30-foot ceilings 
that will be highlighted by new 
rooftop skylights. The project will 
allow Lynch to become a unique 
space where boundaries between 
the academic and social lives of 
the students and faculty will 
become more transparent. 



Dr. E. H. Arnold and his wife, 
Jeanne, committed a $5,000,000 
challenge gift to the College. 



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Derek Kling M'04 (orange shirt) is 
surrounded by Valley Ambassadors 
(I. to r.) Doug Peters '02, Keosha 
Maynard '02, Blythe Bathurst '03, 
Jimmy Ramirez '02 and Eric 
Laychock '03; Ambassadors serve 
as tour guides for prospective LVC 
students. 



A new faculty honor, 

the Jean O. Love Award, 

was presented to 

Dr. John Norton, 

professor of 
political science. 



Other gifts for the year included: 

• A $500,000 award presented by 
the Independence Foundation for 
the establishment of the Eugene C. 
Fish Professorship in Business. Dr. 
Fish is a trustee emeritus. 

• A $133,000 grant from the 
General Medical Sciences Institute 
of the National Institutes of 
Health providing support for a 
chemistry department research 
project focusing on the enzyme 
GMP synthetase. 

• A $100,000 gift from the 
William Randolph Hearst Endow- 
ed Scholarship Fund for economi- 
cally disadvantaged students. 

• A $20,000 gift given in support 
of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus 
Fellow Award. 

In addition, alumni, parents 
and friends of the College showed 
their support by contributing 
more than $186,000 toward the 
year's phonathon. 



Just Rewards 

Throughout the academic year, 
many campus members received 
accolades from the College for 
work well done. Founders Day 
provided an opportunity to 
recognize Dr. Stacy Goodman, 
assistant professor of biology, who 
received the Student Government 
Educator Award. In addition, 
student members of the Spring 
Arts Committee received the 
President's Award for the 
hundreds of hours they spend 
planning a weekend that promotes 
both the arts and community 
spirit. The Founders Day Award 
was presented to Dr. Albert A. 
Alley, a local opthalmologist who 
dedicates time and resources to 
fight blindness in Third World 
countries. 

Commencement was also a 
time to recognize members of the 
College community. Dr. Jeanne 



Hey, professor of economics, was 
invited to serve as the guest speak- 
er for the 2000 Commencement 
ceremony, an honor bestowed 
upon her as recipient of the 1999 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Teaching 
Award. The 2000 Vickroy Award 
was presented to Dr. Allan Wolfe, 
professor of biology, with Robert 
A. Nowak, adjunct instructor of 
music, receiving the Nevelyn J. 
Knisley Award. A new faculty 
honor, the Jean O. Love Award, 
named after an LVC psychology 
professor who served the College 
from 1954-1985, was presented to 
Dr. John Norton, professor of 
political science. Senior standout, 
Maria Magdelana Jura '01, an 
international student from 
Romania who graduated summa 
cum laude, earned the Howard 
Anthony Neidig Award. 



President's Re-port 



year m review 



Reaching Out 

Lebanon Valley continued its 
tradition of offering diverse and 
exciting programs that expose 
people of all ages to campus life. 
Summer provided continuous 
activity, from the 27th Annual 
Youth Scholars Institute — where 
gifted high school students delve 
into challenging subject areas 
ranging from animal physiology to 
web site design — to the intensive 
Summer Music Camp and 
thought-provoking Physics in 
Action program. In addition, a 




Philanthropist Dr. 
Suzanne H. Arnold 
(above, center) has 
supported the College 
through her involvement 
with the art gallery, the 
Heilman Center and 
other projects. 



host of sports camps enabled 
young athletes to develop a 
competitive edge as they received 
professional guidance from College 
staff. Throughout the academic 
year, opportunities abounded for 
young scholars to expand their 
horizons by bringing to life 
subjects that are often seen as 
difficult. Events included Women 
in Science Day, Business Career 
Day, International Culture Day 
and Math Olympics. 




The College also continued its 
tradition of inviting prominent 
alumni and local business leaders 
to campus. Professionals shared 
their expertise with current stu- 
dents through the Lazin Distin- 
guished Leader in Residence Series. 
In addition, the Springer Lecture 
in International Business Manage- 
ment, which marked its 13th year 
on campus, welcomed George M. 
Reider Jr. '63, who discussed the 
financial services sector. Reider, an 
LVC trustee and retired insurance 
executive, previously served as the 
Insurance Commissioner for the 
state of Connecticut. 



Culture on Campus 

Through the 2000-01 Colloquium 
Series, campus and community 
members alike had the opportun- 
ity to examine issues surrounding 
the theme of love. The fall featured 
an array of guest presenters, from 
Sari Locker, the Dr. Ruth of the 
MTV Generation, to the renowned 
Cypress String Quartet's 
presentation of "Impassioned 
Dvorak." Independent filmmaker 
Ed Burley delved into interracial 



... the Suzanne H. 

Arnold Art Gallery 

provided another year 

of exciting exhibitions 

. . . [including) the rare 

opportunity to view 

works on paper by 

pnntmaker Mary 

Cassatt . . . 



relationships with his film, The 
Politics of Love in Black and White, 
while panel discussions on 
adoption, love and marriage gave 
ample opportunity for debate. 

In the spring, the colloquium 
further explored aspects of love 
with poems from the heart of 
Molly Peacock, an award-winning 
writer who spent a week on 
campus as the College's Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellow. And 
where would the world of country 
music be without love? Up-and- 



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Left: Dr. Mark Mecham, 
professor and chair of the Music 
Department, directed the Lebanon 
Valley College Choir in a 
performance in the Chiesa di S. 
Ignazio, piazza S. Ignazio-Roma. 



Bight: Members of the Student 
Government took part in an apple 
gleaning at the Sycamore Orchard. 
Many of the apples were donated 
to the Lebanon County Christian 
Ministries for distribution at noon- 
time meals, with emergency food 
care packages, with USD A surplus 
food, and to various agencies 
within Lebanon County that serve 
the needy. 



coming Nashville recording artist 
Mandy Barnett combined forces 
with Dr. Cecelia Tichi of 
Vanderbilt University for an 
entertaining look at love in 
country music. 

The spring semester also 
provided students with an extra- 
ordinary opportunity to examine 
ethical dilemmas surrounding the 



production of the atomic bomb. 
Conversations challenging thought 
and conscience were sparked by a 
visit from Mary Palevsky, historian 
and author whose parents worked 
on the development of the atomic 
bomb during World War II. 

Once again, the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery provided 
another year of exciting exhibi- 





tions, beginning with portraits 
and landscapes by Ben Solowey. 
The diverse line-up of displays 
continued with an opportunity to 
walk through a mind-bending, 
spatial illusion constructed by 
Philadelphia-based sculptor Gil 
Kerlin. The spring opened with a 
collection of beautifully preserved 
banjos, toys and advertisements 
focusing on the banjo in 19th- 
century America. Before the close 
of the season, members of the LVC 
community had the rare opportun- 
ity to view works on paper by 
printmaker Mary Cassatt, whose 
art had never before been exhibited 
in south-central Pennsylvania. 



Over 500 community members 
attended the annual Pumpkin Walk 
in the Quittie Creek Nature Park. 
(I. to r.): Heather Pauli '03, Matt 
Olley '03 and Nikki Blackwell '03, 
all biology majors, were among the 
group of LVC students who 
participated. 



Through the 2000-01 

Colloquium Series, 

campus and community 

members alike had the 

opportunity to examine 

issues surrounding the 

theme of love. 



President's Report 




spirit 



Oils 




alking down a city street, it is not unusual to come 
Bl V v. ■ across a homeless person owning nothing but the few 

articles of clothing on their back. So many walk by 
^L t^^^ *^k w i tnout a glance. Then, along comes that one person. 

Aifl K^ *^ e one tnat n <> t i ce s and either gives money or buys a 
meal. Lebanon Valley College senior Samantha Conlan '02 is that kind of 
person. 

Conlan, who has been active in community service since the age of 14, 
coordinated the Springfield (Pa.) High School's annual blood drive as a 
sophomore. She also participated in the school's Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

At Lebanon Valley, Conlan has been instrumental in various community 
activities, and has been a leader in the College's community service house, 
North College Hall. 

"To live in North College, you have to be an upperelassman and write an 
essay explaining why you wish to live in the Hall," explained Conlan. "You 
also have to sign a contract that commits you to a minimum of 15 hours of 
community service per semester." 

One of the primary projects that the residents of the house do together is 
"Daffodil Days." They mail information about the American Cancer Society to 
Valley students, their families, faculty members and administrators to collect 
donations that go toward finding a cure for the disease. In appreciation of 
donations, no matter what the amount, the students send daffodils to those 
who contribute. 

"My primary motivation for helping out with the Cancer Society was the 
loss of both my grandmother and 'nana' to breast cancer," said Conlan. "So it's 
cool to do the project with the whole house." 

Another group project that is conducted by residents of the North College 
Hall is a "Big Buddy" program, in which they entertain area children for a 
sleepover at the house once a semester. 

Conlan, a business management major, also helps to serve Sunday lunch at 
the Lebanon Rescue Mission. In addition to aiding people, she hopes to take 
care of animals after graduation. 

"I hope to own a kennel and run a non-profit adoption agency for animals," 
stated Conlan. "I don't feel that you can ever do enough community service. 
There is always a person or an animal looking for someone to lend a helping 
hand. " 



Samantha 
Conlan '02 

"I don't feel that 

you can ever do 

enough community 

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Kenneth R. 
Gilberg 73 

"LVC opened my 
eyes to different 
experiences and 
different needs in 
the community." 



Attorney Kenneth R. Gilberg '73 finds success by fulfilling the 
needs of others. 
A partner at the Philadelphia firm of Schnader, Harrison, 
Segal & Lewis, he is a frequent lecturer and author in the field of 
labor and employment law. His expertise enables companies to 
make the best use of their work forces. 

Outside the office, Gilberg has focused on creating enriching experiences for 
Philadelphia's children, senior citizens and those in need. He is president of 
the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, which operates a camp in the Poconos, 
awards scholarships to students and oversees a nursing home and a daycare 
center for seniors. 

"It is a hands-on charity," Gilberg said. "We get to see and feel and touch 
the work that we do." 

Before assuming the presidency of the parent organization, Gilberg was 
president of the Pocono camp. There, hundreds of children from various 
backgrounds gather for four-week stays each summer, some paying as little as 
one dollar a day. 

"My wife, Nanci, and I spent every weekend at the camp, so we were able to 
see things firsthand," Gilberg noted. "It is just amazing what happens there; 
these kids really come together in a way that is unique. We provide an 
atmosphere of love and nourishment. If we could bottle up the feeling that is 
created at this camp, the world would truly be a better place." 

Perhaps it is no surprise that when Gilberg reminisces about his years at 
Lebanon Valley, he chooses similar words: "It was just a caring, nurturing 
environment where you really had a chance to grow and be involved in a lot of 
activities." 

Gilberg was recently inducted into LVC's Athletic Hall of Fame for his 
career on the lacrosse team. During his college years he also served on student 
council and as a dorm counselor. He cited Dr. George "Rinso" Marquette '48 
as a primary influence during his time at the Valley. 

"Lebanon Valley opened my eyes to different experiences and different needs 
in the community," Gilberg said. "Knowing that you have literally made a 
difference in a child's life, knowing that you have helped an older person live 
out their life in dignity ... it is hard to describe that feeling." 




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friendships 




I our years ago, Tameka Hardy '02 and Keosha Maynard '02 arrived 

at Lebanon Valley eager to become immersed in the college 
experience. 
"We signed up for everything," said Hardy, a business major 
from Chesapeake, Va. Hardy and Maynard, roommates and close 
friends, admit that most of their activities dropped by the wayside, except for 
their role in the Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP). 

Both students funneled their energies into the partnership. The LVEP is a 
collaborative effort among LVC, the Lebanon School District and the Lebanon 
business community that introduces disadvantaged youth to campus life and 
encourages them to pursue college educations. Eligible high school students 
are matched with LVC freshmen, who then serve as mentors throughout their 
four years of secondary education. Hardy and Maynard developed close ties 
with their partnership students through campus visits^ phone calls, and 
excursions to Hersheypark, sports activities, movies and the gym. 

Co-chaired by Lebanon business leaders Dr. Donald W. Lesher Jr. and Lee 
Allwein, the LVEP receives financial support from LVC and over 100 Lebanon 
County businesses. The Achievement Challenge Golf Tournament, an annual 
LVEP event, has raised more than $565,000 to provide matching funds for 
financial aid grants to students who enroll at LVC. 

"There are many benefits from this association," stated Rev. Timothy 
Dewald, coordinator of advising and community programming at LVC. 
Students who maintain good grades throughout high school are eligible for 
tuition scholarships at LVC and elsewhere. "In short, we are hoping to 
encourage more students from the city of Lebanon to attend college, especially 
Lebanon Valley College." 

Hardy and Maynard agree that participation in the LVEP has been a 
mutually beneficial association. 

"It really helped me grow," said Maynard, a psychology major from New 
York City. "I have met kids from different backgrounds and cultures, I have 
had an opportunity to assume responsibility for someone else and have learned 
how to manage finances. It is rather like being a parent." 

Thanks to local community members, the Valley, and the spirit and 
enthusiasm of mentors like Hardy and Maynard, more than 300 students in the 
Lebanon School District have each been given a chance for a brighter future. 



Tameka Hardy '02 

(left) & Keosha 

Maynard *02 

"1 have had an 

opportunity to 

assume responsibility 

. . It is rather like 

being a parent." 



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Jo Ellen Litz '89 

Being involved with 
others who choose 

to donate their time 

invigorates her. "I 

don't feel busy . . . 

I feel alive." 




On her 50th birthday, Jo Ellen Litz '89 attended a Swatara State 
Park development meeting, went scuba diving with her 
husband and twirled a baton in her church's talent show. (She 
received a standing ovation.) That should serve notice that this 
environmental activist, grandmother and former Lebanon 
County commissioner has no plans of slowing down any time soon. 

Litz also volunteers her time with numerous organizations. Asked when she 
first began giving her time to the community, she explained, "We are going 
back 30 years at least." 

Her earliest community involvement may have been with the Lebanon 
County Democratic Committee at about the same time she became eligible to 
vote. She continued to volunteer by devoting time to the Trinity United 
Methodist Church of Lickdale, becoming a Sunday School teacher after her 
children began to attend. Through her children, she also offered her services to 
parent-teacher organizations. 

It was a League of Women Voters water-quality project that revived the 
dormant Swatara Creek Watershed Association in the mid-1980s. Litz, who is 
currently president of the association, is perhaps better known for her work 
here than for her 1996-99 term as a county commissioner. The association's 
success has been celebrated, and the creek is no longer referred to as "The 
Black Swatty." 

Although this might at first seem like a case of looking out for the next 
generation, Litz credits her environmental interest to past generations. She 
went hunting and fishing with her father, and her grandfather took her 
swimming in area creeks. Also, "I was on the Annville-Cleona swimming team 
and my husband, Jon, and I met at the swimming pool, so I owe a lot to 
water," she laughed. 

The list of her affiliations also includes the Center of Lebanon Association, 
the Chamber of Commerce, Community Homes of Lebanon Valley, Friends of 
Olde Annville, Friends of the Union Canal, the Lebanon County Historical 
Society, the Lebanon Women's Club, and the Canaan Valley Institute, a 
national environmental group for which she reviews grants— -all this on top of 
running her own business. 

This swirl of activities would make most people's heads spin, but not Litz's. 
Being involved with others who choose to donate their time invigorates her. "I 
don't feel busy," she replied when questioned about her schedule, "I feel alive," 





President's Report 15 



hope 





round beef, peas, carrots, mashed potatoes , . . 

Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business administration, 
and his LVC colleagues have been making shepherd's pie at the 
Lebanon Rescue Mission for so long that they know the recipe 
by heart. For nearly 20 years, a group of Valley volunteers has 
pitched in once a month to deliver, cook and serve food provided by the Mission's 
free lunch program. For those receiving these meals, it is perhaps the one thing 
in life they can rely on, and it all began under the leadership of Markowicz. 

A faculty member since 1971, Markowicz is no stranger to knowing what it 
is like to be down on your luck. His mother lost her job in Detroit when he 
was eight years old and the local Salvation Army helped to provide support for 
the family. "That experience stuck with me," he said. 

In the early 1980s, Markowicz and a LVC student attended a meeting at 
Lebanon Christian Ministries. Due to the recession, some employers were 
laying off workers. The agenda focused on meeting the basic needs of newly 
out-of-work people. 

Markowicz and a number of LVC colleagues took action and began 
coordinating Sunday meals at area organizations. "I just felt the need to serve," 
he said. The spirit of generosity was contagious at LVC. "A number of years 
ago, administrators became involved, and then student groups became 
involved," he explained, 

"Everyone is a worker. It is a leaderless group where everyone contributes," 
he continued. "If the dishes need to be done, someone does them. They are all 
working for a goal that is outside themselves. 

"One of the unique things about LVC is that there are very few class 
distinctions here and very little pretense," he noted. "Everybody here talks to 
everybody else and people get along." 

The start of one service organization led to another. When LVC music 
professor Leonard Geisel, who was diagnosed with cancer, passed out while 
serving lunch, Markowicz realized his friend needed help. In April 1984, he 
began recruiting donors to give blood for Geisel's transfusions. Although 
Geisel passed away in 1985, the campus blood bank program has endured. 
Today, it continues with about 90 LVC volunteers. Since day one, 1,033 units 
of blood have been donated for 3,099 patients. 

Markowicz is reluctant to accept praise. Instead, he characterizes his service 
to others as "pretty minimal," and is quick to point out that there are 
goodhearted people throughout the Valley. 



Leon 
Markowicz 

"I just felt the need 

to serve," he said. 

The spirit of 

generosity was 

contagious at LVC. 



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It will be a day Ed Marshall '02 will always remember. Marshall, a senior 
business management major at Lebanon Valley College, had the 
distinction this past October of showing Bobby Seale (co-founder of the 
Black Panthers) around LVC's campus and introducing him before his 
speaking engagement as part of the 1960s colloquium series. 

Marshall was drawn to the quality of Seale's character. "His persistence and 
work ethic is inspiring. He knew what he wanted to do and he stuck with it. 
He wanted to make a difference," 

Like Seale, Marshall has dedicated his collegiate career to making a 
difference in people's lives. He is president of L.E.A.D. (Leading Educational 
Awareness for Diversity) and is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee and the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association, in 
addition to serving as a peer adviser. 

He admits the transition to each social group has been challenging. 
"Sometimes it is hard because you have to change personalities to interact with 
different people," said Marshall, who also plays football and basketball. 

One example of Marshall's leadership has been his work with L.E.A.D. "We 
had a 'speak out/ tied to the colloquium, on the music of the 1960s versus the 
music of today," noted Marshall. "I played a key role in organizing and 
recruiting faculty and students to participate on the interactive panel." 

As a student-athlete, Marshall has become a positive role model for area 
children. "One of the most enjoyable activities is the basketball team's 'Kids 
Night Out.' Children from local communities come to the gym," he said. "We 
have soccer, swimming and basketball. Just to play around with them is really 
fun. It brings out the kid in you/' 

Despite being involved in many group activities, Marshall, as a peer adviser, 
still finds time to interact with LVC freshmen minority students and teenagers 
who attend high school in Lebanon. 

"I try to show the underclassmen that this is a really good school to attend/* 
said Marshall, the youngest of four children who grew up in Philadelphia. "If 
you take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school; it will help 
you go where you want to go after you graduate." 

Making a difference, whether it is with a minority leader or with impres- 
sionable young adults, Marshall has thrived in an environment that fosters 
leadership. 




President's Reptirt 19 




example 




Since the opening of their first business in 1918, the family of 
Trustee Emeritus Morton Spector P'79 has been actively involved in 
making the community around them a better place. The traditions 
of service established by Spector's father have been well learned by 
this son. 

Spector, after serving as a Sergeant Major in the Korean War, followed the 
family business from Williamsport, Pa., to Harrisburg in 1948. He immedi- 
ately became involved in charitable service and has been on the board of more 
than 20 charities, schools and organizations over the past 50 years. In fact, he 
served as president of four of these organizations simultaneously — all this while 
working his way to becoming Chairman of the Board of the family business 
and helping his wife, Alyce, raise their three children, Steve, Harry 79 and 
Wendy. 

"My father was always a generous person. He was a successful business 
leader who generously gave of both his money and time. When he became sick 
at a relatively young age, I was asked to step in and serve on some boards and 
it just grew from there," said Spector, an LVC trustee since 1983. 

"I was influenced by my parents and older sister. They were involved in 
various charities and organizations, some of which were part of the Jewish 
community. All the groups they volunteered with were committed to what 
amounts to helping people, helping others," he added. 

With involvement ranging from the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg to the 
Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy to the Capital Area Math/Science 
Alliance, Spector has established a reputation for getting things done, which 
has garnered him the deep respect of fellow volunteers. 

"In meetings, Mort sits quietly, listens carefully and reacts unemotionally. 
But when he does speak, everyone listens," stated fellow Trustee Stephen 
Roberts '65 . 

Does Spector ever say no to a volunteer request? "I prefer to help develop 
other people so that they can take on volunteer leadership roles," he chuckled. 
As an LVC trustee emeritus, Spector remains an involved member of the board. 
He chairs the Audit Subcommittee and serves on the Trusteeship Committee, 
which identifies and nominates new board members, thus assuring continued 
strong leadership for the College. 



Morton Spector 
P79 

"I was influenced by 

my parents and older 

sister. They were 

involved in various 

charities and 
organizations ..." 



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Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College 



2000-2001 


CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 


i i 

Donors Dollars 

1 1 


INDIVIDUALS 










Trustees 








[39 $1,387,394]* 


Alumni 


$713,547 


$1,586,451 


$807,825 


3,270 $3,107,823 


Friends 


$156,192 


$92,649 


$36,629 


750 $285,470 


Parents 


$71,170 


$56,650 


$5,000 


971 $132,820 


CORPORATIONS 










Outright Gifts 


$21,299 


$37,410 


$245,000 


106 $303,709 


Matching Gifts 


$81,969 


$38,287 


$7,250 


105 $127,506 


FOUNDATIONS 


$174,183 


$103,000 


$50,000 


23 $327,183 


CHURCH 


$16,342 






1 $16,342 


OTHER 


$19,098 


$3,060 




20 $22,158 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,253,800 


$1,917,507 


$1,151,704 


5,246 $4,323,011 




1999-2000 


CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 


i. ' ' i 
Donors Dollars 


INDIVIDUALS 










Trustees 








[42 $836,216]* 


Alumni 


$636,841 


$531,546 


$1,178,220 


3,529 $2,346,607 


Friends 


$180,903 


$292,253 


$188,369 


917 $661,525 


Parents 


$65,778 


$7,850 


$874 


811 $74,502 


CORPORATIONS 


$66,560 


$45,675 


$250,000 


138 $362,235 


FOUNDATIONS 


$175,911 


$1,000 


$720,000 


23 $896,911 


CHURCH 


$15,164 


$450 




4 $15,614 


OTHER 


$18,030 


$2,330 




21 $20,360 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,159,187 


$881,104 


$2,337,463 


5,443 $4,377,754 





'Categories overlap; trustees are included in alumni, friends and parents. 



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Statement of Activities 



For year ended June 30 



REVENUES AND OTHER ADDITIONS-2001 





2001 


2000 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Tuition and fees 


(net of institutional financial aid) 


$17,636,525 


$16,115,578 


Government grants 


1,712,021 


1,493,043 


Gifts and private grants 


8,569,427 


3,936,086 


Endowment/investment income 


1,208,943 


1,549,581 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


7,885,709 


7,500,006 


HIEREST ON LOANS 


9,387 


31,417 


GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET 


(1,761,469) 


1,265,279 




TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS 


$35,260,543 


$31,890,990 



21% AUXILIARY 
ENTERPRISES 

3% 

ENDOWMENT/ 
INVESTMENT 
INCOME 



23% GIFTS AND 
PRIVATE GRANTS 




48% TUITION AND 
FEES (net of 
institutional 
financial aid) 



<1% INTEREST ON LOANS 



5% GOVERNMENT GRANTS 



Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 1 17 and 124. 
Source: 2000-01 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 



EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS-2001 





2001 


2000 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Instruction 


$11,455,662 


$10,967,366 


Academic Support 


1,707,646 


1,612,322 


Student Services 


2,570,765 


2,399,568 


Public Services 


358,787 


343,609 


Operation and Maintenance of Plant 


2,504,243 


2,255,010 


General Institution 


4,504,008 


4,209,696 


Student Aid (government) 


537,855 


501,241 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


5,064,900 


4,805,041 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND 


OTHER DEDUCTIONS 


$28,703,866 


$27,093,853 


CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 


6,556,677 


4,797,137 


NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR 


$55,932,080 


$51,134,943 


NET ASSETS END OF YEAR 


$62,488,757 


$55,932,080 



18% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 



2% 

STUDENT AID 
(government) 



16% GENERAL 
INSTITUTION 



9% OPERATION AND 
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 

1% PUBLIC SERVICES 




39% INSTRUCTION 



6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT 
STUDENT SERVICES 



President's Report 23 



Board Officers 

Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 
Dr. E. H. Arnold 
Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B. Yost '62 
Andrea Folk Bromberg 
Deborah R. Fullam '81 
Darwin G. Glick '58 

2000-2001 BOARD 



Chair 

Vice Chair 

Vice Chair 

Secretary 

Assistant Secretary 

Treasurer 
Assistant Treasurer 



Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area 
Intermediate Unit #15 (2001) 

E. H. Arnold, B.A, L.H.D. 

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, 
Arnold Industries, Inc. (2002) 

Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S. 

President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2003) 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75, CRS, GRI, CSP, B.S. 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate Company (2003) 

Sheila E. Dow-Ford, B.A., J.D. 
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel of the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 
(PHEAA) (2002) 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2002) 

Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A, M.A., D.M.A. 

Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

Ross W. Fasick *55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Co. (2001) 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S., C.P.A. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A. 

(2002) 

A. L. Hanford III, B.A. 

President, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc. (2003) 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 

Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2002) 

John F. Jurasits, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc. 

(2003) 

F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A. 

Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Organization 
(2001) 

Eugene R. Kelly '01, B.A. 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2001) 

William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President and Secretary, Hershey 

Foods Corporation (2002) 

James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A. 

Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E.I. DuPont de 

Nemours and Co. (2001) 

Owen A. Moe Jr., B.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College 

(2001) 



G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D. 
President, Lebanon Valley College 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2001) 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D. 
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. 

(2003) 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

(2001) 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2001) 

James W. Scott, B.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of German, Lebanon Valley College (2003) 

Conrad M. Siegel, F.S.A., B.Com., M.S. 
Consulting Actuary, Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. (2001) 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President & Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach 

Distributors, Inc. (2003) 

Morton Spector 

Treasurer, Design House Kitchens and Appliances, 

LLC (2001) 

Janine A. Storti '02 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

John A. Synodinos, B.S., M.S.E., L.H.D. 
President Emeritus, Lebanon Valley College 
Principal, The Franklin Consulting Group (2003) 

The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D. 
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of 
Common Pleas; Associate, Kreamer Funeral Home, 
Inc. (2001) 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D. 

Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District 

(2001) 

Nadine P. Wethington 73, B.S., M.A. 

Quality Consultant, INOVA Health System (2003) 

J. Dennis Williams, B.A, M.Div., D.Min., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church; 
Former District Superintendent and Dean of Cabinet 
of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the 
Methodist Church (2003) 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LL.M. 

Attorney & Senior Partner, Appel & Yost, LLP (2003) 

EMERITI 

William D. Boswell, Esq., LL.B., Ph.B. 
Attorney, Boswell, Snyder, Tintner & Piccola 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B, LL.B. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 



Eugene C. Fish, Esq., B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

Rev. Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., M.Div., B.D., 
D.D.; Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

Gerald D. Kauffman '44, A.B., D.D., M.Div. 
Part-time Officer of the Courts, County of 
Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus, Grace United Methodist 
Church, Carlisle 

Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine 

Corporation 

Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., S.T.M., Th.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Kenneth H. Plummet 

Retired President, E.D. Plummet Sons, Inc. 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired, Ernst & Young C.P.A. 

Daniel L. Shearer '38, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., B.D, 
D.D.; Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, 
Central Pennsylvania Conference 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Consultant (Chemical Carciogenesis and 
Toxicology), National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert 's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D. 
Private Investor 

HONORARY 

Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., 
D.D.; Bishop, The United Methodist Church 

Anne B. Sweigart, B.S., LL.D., L.H.D., D.P.S. 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
D&E Communications, Inc. 

Bishop Peter D. Weaver, M.Div., Th.D, B.A., D.D., 
LL.D.; Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of 
The United Methodist Church 



Design: John T. Consoli, Image Impact Design & Photography, Inc. 
Portrait Photography: John T. Consoli 

Other Photography: Stewart Cohen, John T. Consoli, Dennis Crews, 
Bill Dowling, Foco Actualita, Nick Kelsh, Howard Korn, Terry 
Wild, Alan Wycheck 



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